OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her Black boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli.
According to reports, Clenney has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon over the fatal stabbing of Obumseli in April. The 26-year-old was previously arrested in Hawaii on Aug. 11 following a four-month-long investigation into Obumseli’s death.
At a press conference on Aug. 9, Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle described the couple’s relationship as “extremely tempestuous and combative.” She added that issues between them began to arise in November 2020, as Clenney’s arrest warrant indicated that there had been “multiple incidents of domestic violence from both sides.”
The OnlyFans model allegedly stabbed Obumseli in the chest on Apr. 3 at their One Paraiso luxury building in the Edgewater section of Miami. Officers initially visited the pair several times for a domestic disturbance at the 3131 NE 7th residence before returning and finding him bleeding. Miami Fire Rescue personnel then rushed him to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Obumseli’s friends and family criticized the police for failing to charge his girlfriend immediately after the violent incident. They also expressed their doubts about her self-defense claims.
“The family just wants accountability,” a lawyer for the victim’s family, Larry Handfield, told Yahoo News. “That’s all the family wants…They were told that Courtney claimed self-defense, and they believed her, and there was no need for an investigation. The detective reached his conclusion in less than 24 hours [after] reporting to the scene. That is totally inappropriate and something that should never happen.”
He continued, saying that if Clenney were Black, she would’ve been treated differently for stabbing her boyfriend.
“If she [were] Black, she would have been arrested and [police would have] let the process play itself out,” Handfield said. “But since she was treated with privilege, she has not been arrested.”